Eau Claire (WQOW) – Law enforcement from around western Wisconsin spent the day remembering all of the officers who died in the line of duty.
This week is National Police Week.
The last Eau Claire police officer who died on the job was Robert Bolton. He was killed October 6, 1982 while responding to a domestic dispute.
Eau Claire Police Officer Josh Miller said it’s important to remember all of the officers who made the ultimate sacrifice for our community and to take a moment and look back.
Miller also said it’s also important to remember all of the officers who are no longer with us, not just the ones who died on duty.
“We’re honoring officers that died in a number of different ways whether it be on duty, off duty,” Miller said. “We’re also taking time to remember officers who unfortunately took their own lives, which is something that we’re seeing more and more in our career.”
Miller says officers give everything back to their community and one way the we can honor fallen officers is just by remembering the sacrifices they make.